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. rather than focusing on america's vexing problems like an exploding debt and a weak economy, mr. obama put forth that the nation's top priority must be imposing social justice. >> we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation who built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. [ applause ] for we remember the lessons of our past when twilight years were spent in poverty. parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky. talking points disagrees with president obama's priority. although. impossible to do what the president wants to do. in short, prosperity. can't be done no matter how much money you spend. much more effective is building a strong society based upon a robust free market and effective, effective social programs. that provide opportunity rather than charity. as the president should know by now. the federal government cannot provide fo
and hundreds more. the first national gun legislation since 1994. mr. obama would like to see a number of changes to our gun laws and supported measures such as tightening gun checks, insuring database. and research in gun violence causes and prevention and hire school resource officers, and insuring medicaid recipients get quality mental healthcare. senate majority harry reid said i'm committed to ensureing that address gun violence. all options should be on the table before we compromise and fold. here is the president talking about this matter earlier today. >> obama: as soon as i'm finished speaking here, i will sit at that desk and sign a directive giving schools hubble health community tools they need to help reduce gun violence. as important as these steps are they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a reel and lasting real and lasting difference congress, too must act, and i'm calling on congress to pass very specific proposals right away. first its time for congress to require an universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. sec
. this president is apparently on the verge of setting in motion just such an initiative. we don't know how far mr. obama plans to go with his efforts contain and constrain our second amendment rights. but what we do know tonight is this. reports from the white house indicate the president is looking at as many as 19 separate executive orders on gun control. press secretary jay carney refuses to shed light on what those executive orders entail. while acknowledging that the administration acknowledges it may have to work with congress to accomplish many of the president's goals. >> when we talk about efforts to reduce gun violence, we are talking not just about legislative action. the president has already identified things that congress has actively considered. either the legislation exists or is being worked on. he called on congress to pass the measures that he believes are important. the measures to deal with high-capacity magazine clips and close loopholes in our background checks and system. lou: the president is scheduled tomorrow to address the media late in the morning. he is expected to r
and first lady dazzled onlookers as they danced athe two inaugural balls. mrs. obama wore this bold red dress by jason wu, who designed her first inaugural gown. we'll talk to him, as we mentioned, coming up shortly. earlier in the president's address, he offered glimpses of his second term agenda, promised a fight for immigration reform and gay rights and to tackle climate change. >>> algeria's prime minister is defending the deadly military raid this weekend that ended a four-day hostage crisis at a desert gas refinery. at least three americans were among the 37 hostages who died in the standoff. seven other americans survived. more than two dozen al qaeda-linked militants were also killed. algerian officials say the kidnappers included two canadian nationals. >>> strongest evidence yet that the former leader of the nation's largest catholic diocese tried to shield pedophile priests. the documents filed as part of a lawsuit indicate that retired los angeles archbishop roger mahoney discussed ways to conceal the molestation from authorities more than a decade before the abuses became p
on and the president and mrs. obama, the girls are in the viewing area. so we will continue to show you that while we get thoughts overall. when you look at the family, give me your thoughts about that. >> kimberly: this is a happy moment for the obama family. i love to see the girls. they look beautiful and they are proud of their father as they should be. i thought michelle looked great, too. they behaved wonderfully. they were smiling and happy and they seemed genuinely enthusiastic and proud of him. overall, i thought today well done. >> dana: greg, you stayed up all night in anticipation for the speech at noon. your thoughts. >> greg: i actually had my inauguration pajamas on. >> eric: snugige. >> greg: a great day for unity. obama was able to bridge the divide between the left and the hard left. which i think was awesome. this is the thing that drives me nuts about this stuff. how the media trots out the idea of division and unity. when, in fact, the people keep talk about the unity that created the division in the first place. like finding out the guy that broke all of your windows owns the gl
lincoln. the lincoln family bible was in illinois at the time. mr. obama used the same bible when he took the oath of office in 2009. the president will be sworn in using what is described as dr. martin luther king's personal bible. it traveled with dr. king when he traveled across our nation. and performing, of course, is an honor. the ultimate honor for any kind of band. repeat performance for the isirettes. this iowa drill team features fancy foot work. they performed for senator obama at a 2000 campaign event, and earned an invitation to his first inauguration. and they say it means a lot to be asked back. >> to be able to do it a second time, that means he understood us on a personal way and it's just -- it's mesmerizing. >> yes, nice to be asked back yet again. and this morning, showing you scenes from washington, d.c., and the astronauts on board the international space station will have this view of the inauguration. the iss crew members captured these images of washington, d.c. yesterday. it shows the potomac, and where the inauguration will be held. coming up, james clyburn will
government. >> not true, mr. president. the government accountability office says not only will obama care cost the government a lot of money the enormous federal spending will eventually collapse the entire u.s. economy. this could be our last warning. lou dobbs will analyze. >> this is the president, i think, who has drunk the kool-aid. he is feeling right now high on his own power. is that true? is president obama becoming so rigid that he is unable to governor? carl rove has some thoughts. >> did you feel about bad about it? >> no. even scarier. >> did you feel in any way that you were cheating? >> no. >> lance armstrong pretty much admitting he is a sociopath. is he really sorry for his doping and lying? gutfeld and mcguirk on that. >> bill: caution, you are to enter the no spin zone. the from south florida. the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly reporting tonight from south florida. thanks for watching us. are we the people responsible for the chaos that is involving enveloping america? folks are responsible for the government they get. folks could have thrown hitler o
is defending mr. obama. karl rove on that in just a few moments. [ male announcer ] now many humana medicare plans come with a little extra help in the kitchen. in a first of its kind partnership with walmart, humana medicare plans now include 5% savings on great for you healthier foods at walmart! it's part of the vitality healthyfood program... and one more way humana medicare can help you choose what's good for your health and your wallet. so you can spend a little less money... and spend a little more time sharing what you know with the people who matter most. humana. ♪ i you're suffering from constipation, miralax or metamucil may take days to work. for faster relief, try dulcolac laxative tablets. dulcolac provides gentle relief overnight unlike miralax and metamucil that can take up to 3 days. >> personal story segment tonight as i have been telling you, i have seen a change in president obama's demeanor since he was reelected. is he a bit more rigid and patient with those who disagree with him. others have noticed it as well. >> this is a president who i think who has drunk the koo
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> white house press secretary jay carney released this statement this morning. most americans agree that the president's children shouldn't be used as pawns in a fight. but to go to far as to use safety for the children in an attack ad is cowardly. >> he don't mention them specifically, we mention these kids. >> joining me now is howard dean, former chairman of the dnc and former governor of vermont. governor dean, i have to ask you, your kids were roughly their age when you were government of vermont. you know what it is like for kids to live under having a father in this kind of position. what is your reaction to what the nra has done here? >> well, first of all i think kids are always off bounds. and if they're not, the press should not be doing it. here you have an organization that is doing it. let's look at the difference between the nra members, who at least in my st
and mrs. obama and their wonderful girls our best wishes and prayers on this historic day. may almighty god bless them and our wonderful country over the next four years. >> the parallel that i would draw with president obama's fans, followers would be that of ronald reagan. reagan made the country feel good about itself, and i think that is an element that president obama has. the people that believe in his agenda, believe in him, believe in what he's been able to accomplish. there's a parallel of how they connect to that president, and i think that that is the parallel between reagan and president obama. these folks right here, these wage earners, these middle class answerers, they know that guy in that limousine is their guy. they know that he cares about them, and there is an emotional connection. >> the presidential reviewing stand there out in front of the white house. i am rachel maddow here from our location at the newseum. chris matthews is taking over our coverage now of the inaugural parade along with martin bashir. he will see you again at 9:00 eastern. all our prime time sh
of challenges, and it won't be hard for mr. obama to see them. he just needs to look in the presidential rear-view mirror. preparing to make that inaugural walk down pennsylvania avenue for the second time, president obama will join an exclusive club within a club, one of only 17 two-term american president, all the while aware that membership can come at a price. >> i'm more than familiar with all the literature about presidential overreach in second terms. we are very cautious about that. >> reporter: historians say he's right to be cautious. >> the dangerous president is not one who feels power, it's one who feels he does not have new enough power. >> reporter: that quest for power has made many presidents stumble badly. from fdr's failed push to pack the supreme court with judges who would embrace his new deal to richard nixon. >> i am not a crook. >> reporter: whose desire to destroy his political enemies led to the watergate scandal and ultimately his resignation. >> i take full responsibility. >> reporter: then of course ronald reagan, whose second term was jeopardized by the as for ho
to be with the electorate again. mr. president obama said i'll have more leeway to do more things and then they feel like they have a mandate. they didn't in the first term. got themselves in more trouble. >> bob: the two biggest scandals were watergate. vietnam war. >> greg: nobody died in watergate. >> bob: wait, i was about to say that the three were watergate, iran can tra and clinton. vietnam. >> kimberly: clinton and then -- >> bob: leave me alone. >> kimberly: i was helping you make a list. it's four. >> bob: none of the other things even get close to those as a scandal. >> greg: how can anything be worse than losing four americans in libya? to make the media care. >> kimberly: that's disheartening because they couldn't ask the proper question or care to investigate until it was brought out and exsupposed. ient to expect them to do anything else. romance and dating and -- >> bob: with the respect to the four people dieing in benghazi. you had 10,000 die in iraq. >> dana: it wasn't like there wasn't coverage on that. that is the point that greg is making. maybe there will be a scandal to cover in a
it and be mr. mcconnell. please try to use his voice. >> president obama and his team are doing everything in their power to strict your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. their efforts to restrict your rights with executive orders just plain wrong. obviously he's not a fan of the executive orders that the president signed to stem the gun violence. >> let me ask to this, this seems to be a clumsy play by the republicans, republicans aren't for it, and al franken is out with a hunting hat,'s not for it. and why does the republican have to take on the president. >> you want to hear the answer. >> why was the robo call in the great state of kentucky, mitch mcconnell they're worried that the tea party is going to have a candidate oppose him in the primary, since he's running for reelection cycle, so, really, what he's doing is-- >> trying to appeal to the people of kentucky. >> my problem with my point and want to hear the answer, you answered for me, i didn't want to hear the answer, i had no interest in the answer. >> i got you. >> i said rhetorical things not to be answered. >> wel
guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> bill: now unless i didn't hear it correctly, there were three times there where he's talking about the president's kids. >> sure. as anyone who follows politics knows, that is an area that's really considered off-limits when you're talking about children of the president. so whether to make a point -- i understand this is a debate about children but i think most of the observers looking at david keen said this is not about the children. it is about the arguments that -- >> bill: he would only say that if he were getting a lot of flack because of it. he must be getting some flack even from nra supporters who said drop that ad. enough is enough. >> it is important to bear in mind it is a web-only ad. it was more put throughout to stir this kind of debate about the gun issue rather than actually focusing in on the president's proposal. >> bill: let's get to the political
holding a lottery ticket when mrs. obama wears a certain designer's grmt to a very high-profile event. the stock price can rise well over 1%. >> reporter: also under scrutiny, her agenda. an official close to the first lady says she and her team are in the process of developing a second term strategic plan right now. her focus so far, helping military families. >> i won't be satiied, nor will my husband, until every single veteran and military spouse, who wants a job, has one. moving is fun, right? >> reporter: and the let's move campaign aimed at combating childhood obesity. some critics have wondered why the harvard educated lawyer hasn't taken on more policy-heavy endeavors. >> do you feel like you have to avoid controversy? >> you know, i think that i am strategic. i try to be strategic, because i want to make sure that things that i do further my husband's administration. >> reporter: and the president is also showing off a new look, sort of. just moments ago, the white house released this new official portrait of president obama. this is also on the white house flicker page. all
, the next four years won't be just an adjustment for sasha and malia, but also for mr. and mrs. obama, who, like it or not, are going to have to preparing for someth else. the empty nest. >> big empty nest. that's for sure. it's amazing how they have grown up over the four years. >> when we see the pictures, they say the pictures are a thousand words. you see the little girls and now they're as tall as their mom. >> we were both commenting on the same thing yesterday. >> i wish the obamas only the best. enjoy these girls while they're still at home because you're right, pretty soon they will be off to college. >>> the eyes of the fashion world on the first lady, michelle obama, from her inaugural outfit to her gown for the balls to her choice for today's prayer service at the national cathedral. the first lady is getting high marks, rave reviews. cnn's alina cho takes a closer look. >> hey, wolf and kate, we all know by now that dressing first lady michelle obama for a high profile history-making event like the inauguration is a real game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest pri
of inauguration 2013. you're seeing the president's daughters, sasha and malia as well as mrs. obama's mother take the stage. for many people, when the mother-in-law of the president actually moved into the white house, it seemed like the perfect moment for a sitcom. that never happened. but the president's daughters now we've watched them grow up in the white house under four years under the scrutiny of the public eye. i think sasha had the greatest moment of the entire campaign yesterday when after he took the oath of office, she could be audibly heard congratulating her daddy for not messing up. >> jennifer: you know what's ironic about that. i was of watching another program this morning. they were offended that the president after he was done said to his daughter, i did it. as though i did it. i got elected instead of i got through this without messing up. because -- >> jennifer: exactly. it wasn't a we built this moment but famously, four years ago, the president made some -- omitted some words in the oath of office which is why john roberts had to give him the oath of office again the next
them, an assault weapons ban that is meaningful. >> reporter: but mr. obama was quick to acknowledge the political challenges ahead. >> will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. i'm confident there's some steps we can take that don't require legislation. >> reporter: meanwhile in newtown monday, a poignant reminder of the sandy hook tragedy. >> it's been one month since i lost my loved one. >> reporter: the sandy hook promise, pushing for a national dialogue about guns in america to make sure what happened in newtown doesn't happen again. >> this is a promise to truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. >> reporter: even as official washington gets ready for the president's inauguration next week, the political climate heading into the second term feels a lot like it has at the end of the first, as the president battles with house republicans over the nation's credit card limit otherwise known as the debt ceiling. mr. obama says he's done with negotiating. >> republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsib
putting armed security in schools, which his kids are protected by armed guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes, but he's a hypocrite when it comes to fair share to security. protection for his kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> so the debate is that going too far? it's one thing to have your feelings about the second amendment and what that actually means, and it's another thing to drag the president's children into the debate. >> clearly, the president's kids are always a bigger target. i still don't understand why there can't be a debate about a way we can still have weapons that are reasonable -- it shouldn't be about no guns or uzies. there's always talk about the slippery slope if you take away the uzie or ak, i know i'm not saying the right terms -- >> assault rifles and machine aga guns. >> i don't really get that at all. >> it's a huge debate. i believe in our constitution, i'm a huge constitutionalist, but when those laws were written, it was one bullet and we could never have foreseen uzi machine guns in the hands of crazy people th
. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> president obama taking the oath of office at the white house. good sunday afternoon to you. i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics, and this is how president obama's second term started earlier today. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i, bar rack hussein observe ma, do solemnly swear. >> i do barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protection and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, thank you so much. >> and there you have it. we have team coverage of this 57th presidential inauguration. luke russert is on the national mall, but we start again with peter alexander live from the north lawn of the white house. pete, i think the highlight of that 51-secon
by the vix. this is the present that vix gave to barack obama today to celebrate his inauguration as a second-term president of the united states. look. hmm. happy inauguration, mr. president. things are kind of okay. in fact, today's low vix is the lowest vix since the spring of 2007. that's vix going down. vix is low. fear is low. also for the record, the dow jones hit a five-year high today. mazel tov, mr. president. have a great weekend. the reason for this, this low vix dropping, for this opposite of a freak out, simple. eric cantor telling the world, folks, next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt ceiling increase. that was the announcement from the majority leader of the house republicans announcing they are giving up on what they had been saying for months was their plan, to not approve an increase in the debt ceiling to thereby push the country again into a self-imposed economic crisis and threat of defaulting on our national debt, and all of the economic panic, we know that causes, because they did it before, thaw they did it in 2011, and eric cantor announced today
. >>> also the little girl that stood beside president obama as he unveiled the new gun proposals and the letter that helped move a president to action. 8-year-old henna zija will join us next. >> mr. president, can we do something that will stop all these terrible problems? after watching the news all day on friday one question popped in my head and that question is can we stop using guns? >> that is 8-year-old hinna zeejah, one of the children who wrote to president obama to stop gun violence in the wake of the massacre in newtown, connecticut. this week the president laid out his gun reform agenda. with him in the room, hinna, among the other children who sent letters urging the president to do something. hinna zeejah joins me with her father farhan and a good saturday afternoon to you. >> hi. good afternoon. >> hinna, tell us about what made you write the letter? >> um, i actually wanted to know why do we have guns in our country, so i don't usually like guns, but i don't want guns in our country. guns usually hurt people a lot. >> what was your reaction -- what was your react
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have been children. the person who is known as mr. drone is john brennan so what does he get? of course, a promotion. he's now being considered for the head of the c.i.a. in fact, he has been nominated by president obama. now when he was asked about drone strikes earlier, here's part of what he had to say. >> we may also use force isn't with our inherent rights of national self defense. there is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely piloted aircraft for this purpose or prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies outside an active battlefield. at least when the country involved consents or is unable for unwilling to take action against the threat. >> cenk: right, but what will signature strikes where we don't even know who we're killing or killing u.s. citizens without due process. that was not addressed. he did talk more at. >> if we want to others nations to use them responsibly we must use them responsibly. if we want other nations to adhere to high standard then we must do so as well. we cannot expect from others what we won't do ourselves. >> cenk:
. in sum president obama told the world that liberals are the true defenders of the constitution. i don't know about you but it made me proud! all over again. to be a liberal. mr. president, thank you. and congratulations. that's it for today folks. tuesday, take it easy. come on back and see us right
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